Department of Planning and Zoning

Fairfax County, Virginia

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12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Fred Selden,

From Lorton Prison to Laurel Hill

For the better part of a century, the grounds of Lorton Prison, one of the most beautiful parcels of land in Fairfax County, was restricted and, to an extent, hidden from public view. Now, the redevelopment of these 2,300 acres, now known as Laurel Hill,  is underway.


History and Land Transfer  |  Comprehensive Plan  |  National Register Historic District 

Adaptive Reuse Area

July 29, 2014 Approval of Comprehensive Agreement - Press Release - Fairfax Grants Final Approval to Transform Former Lorton Prison Into Mixed-Use Development
Staff Report for Rezoning Application (RZ/FDP 2012-MV-008) - Approved by Board of Supervisors (BOS) on June 3, 2014
Comprehensive Agreement (includes Master Development Agreement) - Approved by BOS on July 29, 2014
Illustrative Plan - Site Layout

Financial Assessments
Draft Architectural Standards and Guidelines

Master Plan


Resource Materials  |  Maps  |  Historical Drawings Database  |  Laurel Hill House  |  Physician's Residence  |  Photo Gallery